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Bloods at Waterford hospital query

  • 19-09-2018 9:15am
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Does anyone know if the bloods are done on a "walk in" basis, I need some taken for a consultation next week. Yes I could phone but I'd sooner not spend 20 minutes in a queue with a mobile.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,163 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    Does anyone know if the bloods are done on a "walk in" basis, I need some taken for a consultation next week. Yes I could phone but I'd sooner not spend 20 minutes in a queue with a mobile.

    surely a gp or even whitfield would do this?


  • Registered Users Posts: 373 ✭✭ invara


    As far as I know, this is a GP thing- or you need a referral from a service in the hospital. Try ringing them: https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/3/acutehospitals/hospitals/waterford/laboratoryservices/phlebotomy-service.html


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    As I say I have a consultant examination so yes I have a piece of paper I just wanted to know if I needed to make an appointment for the blood samples. Said piece of paper doesn't give any help just says get bloods a week beforehand.

    (GP charges 35 euro for bloods)


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,163 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    As I say I have a consultant examination so yes I have a piece of paper I just wanted to know if I needed to make an appointment for the blood samples. Said piece of paper doesn't give any help just says get bloods a week beforehand.

    (GP charges 35 euro for bloods)

    i reckon you ll just be directed towards your gp, might be worth a try though, if you re willing to wait


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Okay just called, and I have to get them done with my GP - I remember when (years ago) I could get them done at the WRH.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,623 ✭✭✭ wmpdd3


    Even with a letter, you'd have to take a ticket and wait for bloods to be taken at the hospital. Could be there a while, GP probably a better option. €35 seems a bit high, if there's a nurse, ask if he/she can take them. If you drop the bloods to the hospital, it might be cheaper, you are usually charged for courier / transport too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 81 ✭✭ barraseaclaid


    @harrypalmr

    If you just have a referral letter from hospital and not specifically a blood sciences/pathology request form then you will have to arrange for the bloods to be taken by your GP. If they try and charge a courier fee you could opt to drop them out to the lab yourself I guess.

    If you in fact do have a request form (e.g. green and white form) with tests requested you can go into phlebotomy and as other people have said you take a ticket and wait but I don't think it's that bad of a wait up there

    This is the info page for phlebotomy dept.

    https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/3/acutehospitals/hospitals/waterford/laboratoryservices/phlebotomy-service.html

    Their phone no is 051- 842677

    (Source: I work in the lab)


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 3,656 Mod ✭✭✭✭ eeloe


    The wait times aren't too bad to get the bloods done there, as others have said just take a ticket and wait.

    I think i was waiting maybe 25 minutes the last time i was there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,163 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    eeloe wrote:
    I think i was waiting maybe 25 minutes the last time i was there.


    Was amazed at how quickly A&E dealt with a minor injury a couple of weeks ago, all sorted within 45 mins


  • Registered Users Posts: 570 ✭✭✭ azimuth17


    Just wondering why you call it Waterford Hospital? Ardkeen, WRH or proper name UHW would be more appropriate?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 485 ✭✭ Mulbert


    azimuth17 wrote: »
    Just wondering why you call it Waterford Hospital? Ardkeen, WRH or proper name UHW would be more appropriate?

    You should open a new thread azimuth, in order to get a full explanation.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    I only call it Ardkeen, if someone says I'm going up to Arkdeen I know where they mean before they mention something to do with health.


  • Registered Users Posts: 181 ✭✭ Iwouldinmesack


    Got bloods taken by nurse to check for immunity, was only ten euro, up in kilcohan, about three months ago.


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